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About LID Permeable Paving Manufacturers

LID Permeable Paving was established to address the increasing focus and ever-growing demand for commercial and residential permeable paving solutions in Toronto and across Ontario.

Alternative paving materials are gaining in popularity in order to address and support the reality of Climate Change and our changing weather patterns. Sustainable paving, amongst its many green applications, is unmatched stormwater management, reducing the damaging effects of subsequent flooding in an affordable, effective, and efficient manner.

LID Permeable Paving manufacturers are the proud distributor of the renowned Ecoraster permeable paving system that is used worldwide. The Ecoraster system is comprised of heavy duty, high quality permeable paving stone and blocks that are fully sustainable and truly LID.

Ellise Gasner, the founder and CEO of LID Permeable Paving Canada, and her team of knowledgeable permeable pavers was involved in the grass roots education and promotion of environmentally-friendly paving – and specifically the Ecoraster system – for the past four years in North America. She’s excited to see the development and exponential growth of the permeable paving industry, including the start of North American manufacturing of Ecoraster in Ontario, Canada.

LID Permeable Paving Canada has grown to include other high quality permeable pavement options. This can range from plastic, gravel, or grass grid paving for commercial parking lots and residential driveways, to muddy paddock solutions for equestrian and agriculture needs, stormwater paving, yard drainage, and so much more. Ellise is committed to the promotion of green infrastructure and the benefits of permeable pavement, and is proud to be doing her part to leave the world a better place for her children and generations to come.

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Why Should You Choose LID Permeable Paving Solutions?

As Ontario’s leading permeable pavers, we’re committed to providing you the best permeable paving product for your needs. We are the proud distributors of Ecoraster, the #1 best-selling flexible, plastic porous pavement in Europe where permeable paving and environmentally-friendly paving has been the norm for almost three decades. Plastic, grass, and gravel grid systems have been used successfully for almost 25 years for a wide range of applications; everything from driveways to parking lots, erosion control to pathways, helicopter landing pads to hot tub pads, tree root protection to fire access lanes and of course, equestrian and agricultural applications, yard drainage, firm up muddy ground, ground reinforcement, and so much more!

Ecoraster permeable pavers are specified by both NATO and the British military, and can support weight loads of up to 800 tonnes/m2. The grid was designed and engineered in Germany specifically to handle extreme climates, both hot and cold, and frequent snow plowing. The stabilizer grid system is not only a LID (Low Impact Development) alternative paving material, it is also manufactured in a low-carbon footprint manner and it is truly porous with greater than 95% open surface.

Flexible plastic porous pavers are a full circle sustainability product; they are comprised of 100% recycled plastic bags which reduces the damaging plastic pollution from our natural waters and landfills, converting them into a permeable paver which allows for effective and efficient stormwater management where ever it lands. It ultimately reduces the damaging effects of flooding caused by our changing weather patterns and climate change in Toronto and Ontario.

Regardless of whether it’s a grass, gravel, or plastic grid system, they’re all fast and easy to install and is the perfect product for transporting to remote locations. It carries a 20-year manufacturer warranty and the customer service from the North American-wide distributors is supportive, friendly, and helpful.

We are pleased to be able to offer additional alternative paving materials including pour-in-place rubber surfacing, and Pure Pave/Rock Lock, depending on project needs and budgetary considerations. The increasing focus on stormwater management and infrastructure on site has expanded the market for plastic grid pavers, and we have found partners who provide additional high quality, winter-friendly permeable pavement options.

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Environmentally-Friendly Paving Alternatives

There are many environmental concerns that have people looking for LID permeable paving and similar alternative paving materials. Climate change is one very important factor. Climate change is real and is an increasingly important concern on a world-wide level. We cannot continue the way we are for so many reasons.

Incorporating LID permeable pavers will reduce the Heat Island Effect, reducing the earth’s temperature in city centres and lessening the impact on the surrounding environment. The rapid growth of city centres has led to more and more of the ground to be sealed either with buildings or paving/driving surfaces. The increasing sealing of the ground and subsequent decrease of natural drainage and stormwater infrastructure that is found in less populated areas has led to increased flooding and an increase in city temperatures.

Climate change is affecting the weather patterns. Rain events are increasing in frequency and strength leading to damaging and costly flooding. Permeable paving systems (such as Ecoraster) minimizes the effects of flooding through no-maintenance stormwater management, avoiding over taxing sewer systems that were not designed to handle the increasing water volumes caused by the changing weather patterns. There are many sustainable paving options available. The Ecoraster grid pavers are ground water-neutral and fish toxicity-neutral. They can be used in environmentally sensitive areas without any risk to the surrounding areas.

Flexible plastic porous grid pavers can be used to protect the ground when access is needed in a temporary fashion and then can be removed without damage to the ground and tree roots beneath. The Ecoraster system is 100% recycled and 100% recyclable or reusable. Using this material to manufacture the our grid systems keeps plastic bags from polluting our natural water bodies and out of our landfills. Plastic grid pavers are also the perfect product for short term parking or driveways, which can be quickly removed when the job is done, with the land reverting back to natural. Ecoraster is manufactured in a truly LID and sustainable fashion. The LID permeable paving manufacturers facility is a green field operation in regards to energy, water, and waste. Other porous surfaces offered by LID Permeable Paving Canada includes surfaces created from recycled tires and rubber, and surfaces comprised of natural stone and aggregates.

Permeable paving stones, blocks, and grids from Ecoraster has been used successfully with proven results for almost three decades throughout Europe, who is far ahead of North America in areas of sustainability and environmentally-friendly paving. As the sole distributors of Ecoraster products in Toronto and across Ontario, our permeable paving manufacturers are motivated to follow in their footsteps and do our part to ensure the world is left a better place for our children and the generations to come.

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The Cost of Permeable Paving

The cost savings of permeable paving are sweeping – you can save money in the areas of Infrastructure, Repairs, Maintenance, Salt, Environment and Taxes.

Infrastructure: Using permeable paving surfacing eliminates the need for stormwater and yard drainage infrastructure. The cost savings associated with the reduced infrastructure needs of permeable plastic grid systems are unmatched. Porous pavement allows for stormwater  management on-site, maximizing land use by foregoing the need for stormwater ponds.

Repairs: The versatile Ecoraster plastic grids can be easily and seamlessly removed if repairs are needed beneath the surface of the grid.

Maintenance: The maintenance of permeable surfaces depends on the specific surface chosen. Ecoraster is virtually maintenance-free. There is no vacuuming needed. There will be no pot holes or cracking. There is no need for resealing. The permanent parking markers eliminate the need for line painting. The plastic grid pavers system carries a manufacturer’s warranty for 20 years.

Salt: Customers report using 90% less than their regular salt usage from a solid surface parking area. There is no “melt-freeze” cycle that causes the well-known reasons for salting of concrete surfaces.

Environment: Savings to the environment are listed above!

Taxes: Stormwater taxes are becoming the norm throughout North America. There are tax incentives and reductions available when alternative paving solutions, like Ecoraster, are used. These cost savings through permeable paving can be substantial, especially if you’re a large land owners.

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